July 23, 2017
Gatineau Park Camping 2017

Our annual group camping trip was booked for July 21-23 and we were super nervous because apparently the group sites around Ottawa have gotten popular enough that we can't book at the last minute once we're sure the weather is going to cooperate anymore. In fact, we ended up at Gatineau mostly because there weren't any other options available!


2017 was the first year that we dared to book two nights instead of one, but I think it's pretty safe to say it won't be the last. Some of us only did one night or the other, but a few of us stayed the whole time and we had a blast.


Luckily, the weather did cooperate. It was very hot, but not unpleasantly so. There was much fire. S'mores! Beach time! Hikes and games! Bottle rockets to the sky! Bubbles. Bold raccoons (but not so bold they bothered the tents). Pretty nice outhouse that Matthew even agreed to use...


We did girls and boys tents again, although Amelia stayed with Mom and Dad.


I think I still prefer the Rideau Pines group camping setup with the private beach one doesn't have to drive to or share with everyone else, but it was still a gorgeous campsite and we had an amazing time.

On December 15, 2017 at 11:33 am
Grandma Henderson said:
Lots like everyone had fun. Bottle rockets look impressive.

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